Monday 30 March 2015

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Gloucestershire Easter guide

Make the most of Easter in Gloucestershire in 2015.

Celebrate Easter in Gloucestershire and find out exactly where the bunnies will be, with SoGlos’s guide to Easter...

Marchants Coaches spring day trips 2015 guide

Catch one of the best productions on the West End with a trip to see The Lion King.

Whether you want to treat the kids to an Easter outing, take a trip to London or visit a fictional land, Marchants Coaches...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Competitions

Win Countrytastic family tickets

Ends Wednesday 1 April 2015

Win four family tickets to Countrytastic at Three Counties Showground in SoGlos’s egg-cellent competition.

With chick-handling, tractor-riding, egg-decorating and Adam Henson, Countrytastic is set to be a real Easter highlight,...

Win an Easter Hamper at Beechwood Shopping Centre

Ends Friday 10 April 2015

See if you can spot the mini Beechwood Bear hidden in a shop window this Easter.

Head to Beechwood Shopping Centre this Easter and spot the mini Beechwood Bear to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic...

Win a children's birthday party at Gloucester Museums

Ends Monday 4 May 2015

Win a children’s birthday party for up to 30 little ones at Gloucester City or Folk Museum.

Win a themed children’s birthday party for up to 30 little ones at Gloucester City or Folk Museum in SoGlos’s...

Events

Easter holidays sports and play in Cheltenham

Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2015

A fortnight of play, sports, day trips and fun activities await county children this Easter.

A fortnight of play, sports, day trips and fun activities await children across Cheltenham during the Easter holidays...

Easter at Roses Theatre

Monday 30 March to Saturday 4 April 2015

Pop! is just one of many events taking to the Roses Theatre this Easter.

With an exciting, family-friendly programme of film screenings and live events planned, there’s something to entertain...

Easter Adventure at Over Farm Market

Monday 30 March to Monday 6 April 2015

Over Farm market is packed with fun activities for children this Easter.

With animals, trails, fairground rides and more, Over Farm Market will host ten jam-packed days bursting with fun in its...

The Amazing Bubble Man at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 30 March 2015

Children and adults alike will be amazed when the Amazing Bubble Man comes to Cheltenham.

Bursting with bubble tricks, comedy and science, don’t miss the Amazing Bubble Man when he comes to Cheltenham Town...

Easter eggstravaganza at Hucclecote Meadows

Monday 30 March 2015

Don the bunny ears and hop on down to Hucclecote Meadows this spring for an Easter eggstravaganza.

There’s an Easter-themed treat for little ones and their families at the Hucclecote Meadows’ Easter eggstravaganza.

Girls Only Rugby Camp in Cirencester

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Female rugby players can get some hands-on experience this Easter at Gloucester Rugby’s Girls Only rugby camp.

Female rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...

The Lego Movie at Bacon Theatre

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Join Emmet on a hilarious adventure through the Lego universe at Bacon Theatre.

Keep the little ones entertained with a host of Easter activities at the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham, and a special screening...

Easter holiday at Leisure at Cheltenham

Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2015

Little ones can burn off any excess energy from all of those Easter eggs at Leisure at Cheltenham.

Street dancing, trampolining, swimming crash courses, junior badminton, mini squash and much more promises to keep kids...

Easter holidays at Gloucester Museums

Tuesday 31 March to Saturday 11 April 2015

Little ones will be getting creative at Gloucester City and Folk Museums this Easter.

County children will be getting creative, making magic, meeting soldiers and handling reptiles at the Gloucester City...

Lost in the Willows launch at Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Sudeley Castle and Gardens will see the launch of its brand new Lost in the Willows maze this Easter holiday.

One of Cheltenham’s best-loved family destinations, Sudeley Castle and Gardens will see the launch of its brand...

Art Maze at Beechwood Shopping Centre

Wednesday 1 to Thursday 16 April 2015

One of Beechwood Shopping Centre’s units will be transformed into an art maze showcasing emerging talent and professional work.

Art Playground will install a full-size maze of art in one of Beechwood Shopping Centre’s units, showcasing emerging...

Vienna Festival Ballet at Roses Theatre

Wednesday 1 April 2015

The Vienna Festival Ballet is bringing its 35th Anniversary Gala to Roses Theatre.

Enjoy the chance to see the best of ballet in one performance as Vienna Festival Ballet brings its 35th Anniversary Gala...

Easter Egg Hunt at The Eastgate

Friday 3 to Saturday 4 April 2015

Look out for the Easter egg stickers at The Eastgate and win a bag of mini chocolate eggs.

Keep an eye out for the Easter egg stickers at The Eastgate Shopping Centre this April and little ones could win a yummy...

Charlie and Lola at Parabola Arts Centre

Saturday 4 to Monday 6 April 2015

Pop along to the Parabola Arts Centre this Easter for Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play.

Go on a swashbuckling adventure with Charlie and look after Sizzles the dog with Lola, when their Extremely New Play comes...

Hatter's Tea Party at Blackfriars Priory

Sunday 5 April 2015

Don’t be late for this very important date when Blackfriars Priory hosts a Hatter’s Tea Party.

Follow the white rabbit to Gloucester Blackfriars, where an Alice in Wonderland-inspired Easter extravaganza awaits, complete...

Journey of Turtle at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 6 April 2015

Dive into a magical world and discover the Journey of Turtle at Cheltenham Town Hall.

With shadows, puppets and storytelling, Journey of Turtle is sure to provide a delightful family day out at Cheltenham...

Mini Farm at The Brewery in Cheltenham

Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 April 2015

Get up close and personal with some countryside animals this spring at The Brewery in Cheltenham.

Meet goats, chicks, rabbits and many more farmyard animals when St James City Farm brings its mini spring farm to The...

Junior Rugby Camp in the Forest of Dean

Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 April 2015

Aspiring rugby players can get some hands on experience this Easter with Gloucester Rugby’s junior camp.

Mini rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...

Countrytastic at Three Counties Showground

Thursday 9 April 2015

Countrytastic in Malvern is set to be a firm family favourite this spring.

Chick-handling, tractor rides, egg-decorating and more await little ones this Easter holidays at Countrytastic, the Three...

Easter at Tewkesbury Heritage Centre

Thursday 9 to Saturday 25 April 2015

There will be an exciting range of fun and crafty events at Tewkesbury Heritage Centre this Easter.

Visit Tewkesbury Heritage Centre for an exciting Easter holiday filled with fun and games for all the family.

Mega Roller Disco in Cheltenham

Saturday 18 April 2015

Get your skates on this September, when the Mega Roller Disco returns to Cheltenham.

Get your skates on for the next Cheltenham Mega Roller Disco, rolling into the Town Hall this April for family and adult...

Events

11+ Experience at Cheltenham College Preparatory School

Thursday 23 April 2015

Find out what Cheltenham Prep and Cheltenham College have to offer at the 11+ Experience.

Cheltenham College Preparatory School opens its doors to prospective pupils to explore what’s on offer for pupils from...

Forest Activities Festival at The Speech House Hotel

Sunday 26 April 2015

Little ones can try archery, bush craft, cookery and more at the second annual Forest Activities Festival.

Archery, bush craft, cookery and much more is on offer at the second annual Forest Activities Festival, which promises...

IMagician: The Evolution of Magic at Cheltenham Town Hall

Friday 1 May 2015

Don’t trust your eyes when illusionist, Jamie Allan, comes to Cheltenham Town Hall.

Don’t trust your eyes when the incredible illusionist, Jamie Allan, comes to Cheltenham Town Hall with his show...

Amberley Cow Hunt

Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 May 2015

See if you can spot the Sugar Plum Dairy and a host of other novelty characters, during the sixth annual Amberley Cow Hunt.

Spot the ‘amoosingly’ named cows hidden around the village of Amberley, tuck into cakes at the vintage tea tent, and have...

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 May 2015

Gardening, food, flowers and celebrities await at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Inspirational show gardens, gardening experts and television personalities, celebrity chefs Ramond Blanc and Greg Wallace,...

Road to 2015 sponsored walk at Gloucester Rugby

Saturday 9 May 2015

Raise funds for a host of local, worthwhile charities by joining the Road to 2015 sponsored walk.

Put your best foot forward for charity and take part in a three-mile sponsored walk around the famous city sights, organised...

East Glos Club Open Day in Cheltenham

Saturday 16 May 2015

Try out East Glos Club during the forthcoming family friendly open day in Cheltenham.

Visit East Glos Club’s free annual Open Day in Cheltenham, for tennis, racketball, squash and plenty of family fun...

Sudeley Castle's Family Fun Day

Sunday 24 May 2015

Meet animals, see Punch and Judy, explore the new maze, and much more at Sudeley’s Biggest Ever Family Fun Day.

From bouncy castles and animal encounters to a Punch and Judy show and magic tricks, Sudeley Castle’s Family Fun Day looks...

Tetbury Woolsack Races

Monday 25 May 2015

Tetbury Woolsack Races is one of Gloucestershire’s wackiest annual events. © Bruce Cairns.

Prepare for Tetbury Woolsack Races 2015, as scores of fearless competitors and thousands of spectators descend on the...

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games

Friday 29 May 2015

The 2015 event will be recreating more than 400 years of Cotswold history. © Betty Stocker.

Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpick Games 2015 will be providing Gloucestershire residents and visitors with a unique sporting...

Festival in the Forest

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Whitemead Forest Park will provide the stunning setting for the family-friendly Festival in the Forest 2015.

Head into the enchanted Forest of Dean for a spellbinding weekend of music, food, creativity and play at Whitemead Forest...

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

There will be something for everyone at this the 2015 Cotswold Show.

Families and their four-legged friends will be heading to Cirencester Park in their thousands to enjoy the Cotswold Show...

Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon in Cheltenham

Saturday 11 July 2015

Take the plunge in the Junior Aquathlon 2015 at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham.

Kids can compete in the Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon at Sandford Parks Lido this summer and not only raise funds for two...

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Sunday 23 August 2015

Feast your eyes upon hundreds of vintage motors and super cars at Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2014.

The Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2015 promises an assortment of delights for petrol heads and plenty of family...

Witcombe Cider Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Witcombe Cider Festival 2015 promises a barrel of laughs and the finest ciders around.

Sup on the finest county ciders and real ales, see a host of live music acts, enjoy entertainment spanning sports and...

Frozen screening at Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday 29 August 2015

Embark on an icy adventure with Princess Elsa and co, from the comfort of The Centaur cinema.

See Disney hit, Frozen, on the big screen at Cheltenham Racecourse with a soft play area, a bouncy castle and face painting...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 27 September 2015

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

All ages and abilities can join the Meningitis Trust for the 21-mile Five Valleys Walk through stunning Cotswolds countryside....

News

Cheltenham College set to unveil Europe's first large-scale periodic table

Cheltenham College’s new periodic table will boast an interactive video display, curated objects and the chance to sponsor an element.

Cheltenham College will unveil its one-of-a-kind periodic table, boasting an interactive video display, curated objects...

Independent bookshop The Anthology opens in Cheltenham

Independent bookshop The Anthology stocks an array of titles for booklovers of all ages.

Booklovers looking to stock up on new titles can now enjoy shopping at The Anthology, a new independent bookshop located...

Sudeley Castle & Gardens gets set for spring reopening

Head to Sudeley Castle & Gardens this spring and summer for a family-friendly day out.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a visit to family-friendly attraction Sudeley Castle & Gardens featuring a new Wind...

Westonbirt Arboretum to launch new treetop walkway

Westonbirt Arboretum will see a brand new treetop walkway this summer.

The spectacular tree garden, Westonbirt Arboretum, has reached its fundraising target of £1.9 million, paving the way...

Cirencester arts centre receives funding for youth hostel

Cotswold-based illustrator Stephanie Cole has drawn an artist’s impression of The Barrel Store.

Cirencester’s New Brewery Arts is to open the UK’s first arts youth hostel after receiving Arts Council England...

Westonbirt Arboretum awarded VisitBritain accolade

Family-friendly attraction Westonbirt Arboretum has been praised for its visitor experience.

Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury has been awarded a Gold Accolade by VisitEngland in recognition...

Mr Bloom to star at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015

CBeebies television star, Mr Bloom, will be in attendance at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015.

CBeebies star, Mr Bloom will be a particularly popular attraction for younger visitors at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival...

Meet the Baby Package launches at The Montpellier Chapter

The Montpellier Chapter is launching a new 4D scan package for expectant parents.

The Montpellier Chapter Hotel in Cheltenham has joined forces with Hello Baby to offer parents-to-be an exciting new 4D...

Cattle Country Adventure Park welcomes new rare cattle breeds

Cattle Country Adventure Park has welcomed new rare cattle breeds to its park as part of its spring investments.

A firm favourite for Gloucestershire families, Cattle Country Adventure Park has welcomed new rare cattle breeds to the...

Unlimited admission introduced at Gloucester Museums

Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry to Gloucester Museums with their new admission prices.

Visitors to Gloucester Folk and City Museums can expect better value for money as the new prices offer unlimited admission...

British Airways to showcase its rarest airbus at RIAT

British Airways will showcase one of its rarest airbuses at RIAT2015.

British Airways will fly in one of its rarest business class airbuses to Gloucestershire for a static display at the Royal...

Children & Family events

Over Farm market is packed with fun activities for children this Easter.

Easter Adventure at Over Farm Market

Monday 30 March to Monday 6 April 2015

Pop! is just one of many events taking to the Roses Theatre this Easter.

Easter at Roses Theatre

Monday 30 March to Saturday 4 April 2015

Little ones can burn off any excess energy from all of those Easter eggs at Leisure at Cheltenham.

Easter holiday at Leisure at Cheltenham

Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April 2015

The Giant Duck Hunt at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Monday 30 March to Sunday 12 April 2015

Easter Hares at Museum in the Park

Tuesday 31 March to Thursday 2 April 2015

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